Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vegan Sausage Recipe

As a vegan, one of the things I miss most is breakfast sausage. As a child growing up one of my favorite things to eat was a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. My mom would get up at 4 in the morning and make breakfast. Now that's enough to make any kid smile.

At any rate, one of my friends developed a sausage recipe that tastes absolutely wonderful and gets 5 stars from my resident food critic (my son). I am posting it here for your viewing pleasure. Please let me know if you try it out.

Seven Seasonings Sausage Burger

4 3/4 c. water
1/3 c. yeast flakes
3/4 c. pecans or walnuts
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. coriander
1 1/2 Tbsp. basil
1/2 c. Bragg’s liquid aminos or unfermented soy sauce
3 3/4 c. 1-minute oats
3/4 c. cracked wheat
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
2 tsp. sage
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. savory (optional)

1. In a large pot, bring 2 3/4 c. water and cracked wheat to a boil and cook for 15 to 30 minutes.
2. In a blender, blend the remaining 2 cups water, yeast flakes, liquid aminos, sunflower seeds, nuts and the seven seasonings. Blend well.
3. While constantly stirring, add the blender mixture to the boiling bulgur wheat and water. Return to a boil. Slowly add the oats to the mixture while stirring. Continue to cook and stir for 2 - 3 minutes.
4. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until cooled. Form mixture into patties and bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes, then flip patties and bake an additional 5 minutes.

You can also pan-fry the patties in light olive oil instead of baking, if desired

Recipe by Robin Swain

Friday, September 17, 2010

Prayer 90 Challenge

Most people have probably heard of the P90X program that promises physical fitness in 90 days. While I haven't tried it, I have heard that it definitely delivers, cutting away fat and leaving your body trim.

Pastor Ivor Myers has come up with the Prayer 90X, 90 days of extreme spiritual training and it is fabulous. This book takes you through the Bible in 90 days, 1 hour a day, from the origin of sin in heaven to the earth made new.

I have been blessed beyond measure. You can sample the first 14 days on the Facebook page. Be sure to come back and let me know what you think.